Madonna Covers Cosmopolitan 25 Years Later, Says ''We Still Live in a Very Sexist Society''

See the singer's provocative spread

By Brett Malec Apr 06, 2015 6:03 PMTags
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Madonna is gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan once again!

Twenty-five years after the singer covered the magazine's May 1990 issue, the Queen of Pop was honored with their 50th anniversary issue (on stands April 14). The cover image features the "Living for Love" crooner biting on a giant strand of pearls while modeling a high fashion facemask. The 56-year-old strikes a sexy stare at the camera while posing in a black top and matching glove.

Inside the issue, Madonna gets provocative by posing with her hand near her crotch. She also strikes a super-sexy open-legged pose as she sits backwards in a chair.

In the accompanying interview, Madonna reflects on her long-lasting career and ageism in the entertainment industry.

"Don't be fooled, not much has changed—certainly not for women," she said. "We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I've had people giving me a hard time because they didn't think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended."

She also opened up about working with Kanye West on her new album Rebel Heart.

"It's a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns," she dished. "He knows that he's walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do too. I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn't agree on everything, but he has good ideas."